Develop Amritsar as Information Technology (IT) Hub
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Amritsar is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. One of the most Important Cities of India has lost its Glory during the Black Days of Terrorism in Punjab. But Amritsar has been emerged again on Global Map. Amritsar - City of Sri Darbar Sahib (also known as Golden Temple) is the most Important City for Entire Sikh & Punjabi Community. It is also known as the Nerve of Sikhism and International Capital City of Sikh Community. Location of Amritsar City makes it the Best Ideal Destination for Information Technology (IT) Hub.
It has been promised by many Governments of Punjab of Transforming Amritsar into Information Technology (IT) Hub of North India after Gurgaon, Noida But Nothing has been done so far. In 2007 & 2012 State Assembly Elections, It was in the Manifesto of S.A.D/B.J.P & Congress also of setting up IT Industry in Amritsar. In 2017 Assembly Elections, Same Promised did with Amritsar People by both Parties. But no progress.
Amritsar has been ignored politically by the leaders of Punjab. It seems that Punjab Govt focus is only Mohali, while Amritsar is the most Important City.
Though the State Government had announced to develop Amritsar as Information Technology Hub, Nothing has been done at the ground level so far to realise the plan. Amritsar as IT hub can be a major game changer for the region as the city is well connected by Road, Rail and Air with various key National and International destinations.
During their 10 years tenure (2007-2017), Akali-BJP Government leaders have repeatedly declared to develop the holy city as the next IT hub of North India after the NCR, Gurgaon, a few years ago. People who know about the developments in political corridors maintain that the SAD-BJP government took much interest in developing Mohali as IT hub than the border city. Even the Government has been changed in Punjab in 2017, But It seems that Captain Amarinder Singh Government focus is also Mohali Ignoring Amritsar.
The Sikh Holy City is best suited to be developed as IT hub as it is well linked to Pakistan by road and rail networks. Besides, It is the Gateway to the Central Asian Countries like Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan & Kyrgystan. Notably, These Nations are dependent on foreign countries for most of their IT needs.
Industry in Amritsar could be the best IT Destination of the Country as it has International Airport with Non Stop Intl. flights to Birmingham, Singapore, Bangkok, Tashkent, Ashgabat, Doha, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and Domestic flights to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Srinagar, Nanded, Pune, Kolkata & International Bus Terminal. Besides being well connected by Rail with the rest of the Country, the City has four to six lane Highways leading to adjoining Towns & Cities.
If Amritsar is to develop as the IT Hub, It will generate huge employment opportunities for the educated youth of Punjab, J&K, HP who now forced to move to Delhi NCR, South Indian Cities, Mumbai, Pune for establishing their Career in IT Sector.
Through this Petition, It's our humble request of Amritsar People to H'ble CM Captain Amarinder Singh Ji, State Minister's & MLAs, MPs to do best possible efforts of establishing Information Technology (IT) Hub in Amritsar. IT will transform the skyline of Amritsar.
Just like State Government has been reserved the land for IT in Mohali. We Just want to request Government to reserve the land area in Amritsar for setting up of IT Industry in Amritsar.
More than 1.25 lac Tourists from across the Globe visit daily to Sri Darbar Sahib in Amritsar. Tourism in Amritsar is growing fast. Amritsar has number of 5 Star Hotels like Taj Swarna, Hyatt Regency Amritsar, Holiday Inn Amritsar, Radisson Amritsar and many Other Intl. Reputed Hotels are coming up. Amritsar has leading Educational Institutions like GNDU, Khalsa College, Indian Institute of Management, Sri Guru Ram Dass University of Health Sciences & many more. Amritsar is also have one of the Top Healthcare Institutions and Hospitals.
Information Technology (IT) Industry in Amritsar will be the Great Success of Transforming Amritsar into Smart, Heritage, Hi-Tech City. If Government can acquire enough land for IT in Mohali then they can easily acquire land in Amritsar also.
H'ble CM Captain Amarinder Singh Ji also served as the MP of Amritsar. Amritsar has given so much love, respect to them in 2014 Parliamentary Elections. Amritsar has given strong mandate to Congress in 2017 Assembly Elections. So, now It's the responsibility of the Punjab Government also to deliver it's promise to the Amritsar People by Transforming Amritsar into Information Technology (IT) Hub.
It's request to all Political Parties & Leaders, Religious & Social Welfare Organisations, NGOs to Support this Petition of Transforming Amritsar into Information Technology (IT) Hub.
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